DAVE ADDEY DOESN’T just watch movies. He dissects them.
Addey is the creator of Typeset In The Future, a website devoted entirely to fonts in science fiction. Why yes, it is a bastion of gloriously esoteric nerdery. It all began when Addey, a lifelong science fiction fan, started noticing the same font in every movie he watched: Eurostile Bold Extended… READ MORE: You People Wouldn’t Believe the Type Design in Blade Runner | WIRED
David Bowie’s Idea Of Perfect Happiness Was Reading | Huffington Post
According to his 1998 Proust Questionnaire, which is just as wonderfully weird as we hoped.
David Bowie’s List of 100 Favorite #Books… | Mashable
We all know David Bowie as a music and pop culture icon. But if you are hoping looking for a crash course in must-read literature, look no further than Bowie’s 100 favorite books…
The Surprising Benefits of Role-Playing Games (and How to Get Started) | LifeHacker
When you hear about role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, you probably picture a dimly-lit basement filled with people in silly robes rolling dice, but there’s much more to it than that. Not only are role-playing games incredibly fun, but they can actually teach you skills you’ll use in the real world.
Top 10 Ways Video Games Can Improve Real Life | LifeHacker
We love video games for their fun and entertaining nature, but even when we put the controllers down, video games or at least thinking like a gamer can positively influence the rest of our lives. Here are ten ways video games do us good.
Lionsgate has won a bidding war to adapt Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle series! And not just into a movie, or a television series—but both, and a video game, to boot! This deal sets up the studio to develop the multiple stories from The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, and various novellas (including The Slow Regard of Silent Things) simultaneously and across multiple platforms. READ MORE: Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind to Be a Movie and a TV Show | Tor.com
HBO’s miniseries Olive Kitteredge won six Emmys on Sunday night, leaving many confused viewers asking, “What is Olive Kitteredge?” READ: What the hell is ‘Olive Kitteredge’ and why did it win all the Emmys? | Mashable
Martin Vargic is a 17-year-old artist from Slovakia who specialises in creating intricate maps drawn from modern data and pop culture. READ MORE: A 17-Year-Old Artist Created This Incredible Map Of Literature | BuzzFeed
Though we might not be getting a sequel to The Goonies anytime soon, director Richard Donner has revealed plans for the next best thing: an “immersive” theater experience in which you can be play of the Goonies. In a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Donner divulged that the classic 1985 film is about to become a uniquely immersive stage experience on the off-Broadway stage. Immersion theater is “where there’s no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there’s something happening in that warehouse and that’s the play you’ve come to see, only you become part of it and you travel through with actors,” Donner said. READ MORE: Immersive theater experience lets you become one of ‘The Goonies’ | Mashable
Unread Book is presented by Pogona Creative and the Orange Public Library in association with Chapman University and was originally prepared for National Library Week.
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N++, a new video game for PlayStation 4, is the culmination of over a decade of work. Created by the inventers of N and N+ — Metanet Games, the twin dynamos of Mare Sheppard and Raigan Burns who helped put Toronto’s indie game industry on the map a decade ago — N++ is not just inventive and pleasing to the senses. It also has the audacity to set itself up as a game that creative users might play for many years to come.
“The whole premise of the project was that we never want to make another one,” Burns told CBC News. “We want this to be definitive, and to last a lifetime.” Every level takes up only a single screen, but that doesn’t mean the game is short. Sheppard and Burns, along with programmer Shawn McGrath, painstakingly created 2,360 levels for N++. READ MORE: N++, the ‘perfect’ video game that took 10 years to complete | Technology & Science | CBC News.